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Things 2Do - December 2014


Dec. 2

Broward

Crowbar with Unearth, Black Crown Initiate
Tickets $18.50 in advance, $20 day-of. 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

Christmas on Las Olas
Snow mountain, skating rink, performances, photos with Santa, more than 60 food, beverage and holiday booths and more. 5-10 p.m. East Las Olas Blvd. and SE 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Lasolasboulevard.com

 

Dec. 3

Broward

Holiday Tree, Menorah & Kinara Decorating Contest
Annual contest with supplies provided and a free lunch. 9 a.m. Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive, Davie. 954-797-1163 or davie-fl.gov

Christmas-by-the-sea
“Best Dressed Window” award, holiday carolers and dancers, a Yuletide Market, children’s activities and a visit with Santa. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Anglin’s Square at the beach, Commercial Boulevard and El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 954-640-4200

Palm Beach

Boca Raton Holiday Street Parade
Annual holiday street parade with this year’s theme: “A Holiday Wish.” 7:30-9 p.m. Begins at Federal Highway and SE Eight Street and travels north to Mizner Park Amphitheater. 561-393-7995 or myboca.us

 

Dec. 4

Broward

Easy Star All-Stars with Fourth Dimension
Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

Yuletide on Atlantic
Floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns and a variety entertainment. 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach. 954-786-4111 or pompanobeachfl.gov

 

Dec. 5

Miami-Dade

James Blake
Tickets $25-$37. National YoungArts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. 305-377-1140

 

Broward

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom, holiday music and more. $12 adults, $7 ages 4-14. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 305-235-1668, ext. 233, or deeringestate.org

Holiday Lighting Celebration
Amusement rides, community group performances, music, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. 6-10 p.m. 1750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach. 954-457-1452

 

Dec. 6

Broward

Holiday Festival
Photos with Santa, carolers, live music, theater and dance, puppeteers, carnival rides, food and the lighting of the holiday tree at sundown. Tickets $5. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. 305-669-6990 or pinecrest-fl.gov

Wags n’ Whiskers Furtography with Santa
Holiday photos with Santa for dogs and cats and adoption opportunities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitor Center, Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 305-235-1668 ext. 233 or deeringestate.org

Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade
Marching bands, floats, community groups and more. This year's theme is Peppermint Paradise. 7-9 p.m. Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, Hollywood. 954-921-3404 or visithollywoodfl.org

Jingle Bell Jog
A 5K run and fitness walk for all ages including ages 12 and younger, ages 13-14, and adults in five-year increments. 8 a.m. Sawgrass Technology Park, 1601 N. Harrison Parkway, Sunrise. 954-461-5515 or gflrrc.org

 

Dec. 7

Broward

Holiday Craft Fair
Holiday crafts by local artists, self-guided or docent-led tours of the historic properties, old-fashioned lemonade and a historic walking tour of the New River. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431 or info@flhc.org

 

Dec. 10

Broward

Fozzy Texas Hippie Coalition with Shaman’s Harvest
Tickets $17.30. 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

Coral Springs Holiday Parade
More than 60 floats, bands and other entries participate in this year’s theme “Snow Much Fun!” 7 p.m. Along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall, Coral Springs. Coralsprings.org/holidayparade

 

Dec. 11

Broward

Circa Survive with Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day-of. 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

We The Kings with Phil Barnes
Tickets $26. 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

 

Dec. 12

Broward

Greater Miami Youth Symphony Holiday Concert
Holiday concert and recital in the Historic Stone House Ballroom. Tickets $7. 7 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 305-235-1668 ext. 233 or deeringestate.org

Issues with I Killed the Prom Queen, Ghost Town, Nightmares
Tickets $18.50 in advance, $22 day-of. 6:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

Living Colour
Tickets $28.05. 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

Craft for a Cause
Christmas crafts to be donated along with optional monetary donations to Jack & Jill Children’s Center. 6:30-9 p.m. Benjamin's Fine Alterations & Tailoring, 2609 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-943-5878 or pompanobeachfl.gov

 

Dec. 13

Miami-Dade

Usher: The UR Experience
Tickets $55.13-$173.81. 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Ticketmaster.com

Embrace the Holidays at Southland Mall
Miss Merry Christmas Beauty Pageant for girls of all ages. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Southland Mall, U.S. 1 and S.W. 205th St., Miami. 305-235-8880 or mysouthlandmall.com

Santa’s Snowblast
Fifty tons of snow, carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Goodlet Park, 4200 W. Eighth Ave., Hialeah. hialeahfl.gov

 

Broward

Sean Paul
Tickets $25. 11 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

Ashanti Cultural Arts Presents The Chocolate Nutcracker
Black perspective of the classic holiday tale presented by African dancers and drummers, stilt walkers, and Indian, Chinese, Classical, Carnival and Modern dancers. Tickets $15. 7 p.m. Amaturo Theater, at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Ticketmaster.com or ashanticulturalarts.com

Winterfest Viewing Party
Walking tour of the boats east of the New River Inn before returning to the New River Inn for drinks and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind view of the legendary Winterfest Boat Parade. 5-9 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431 or info@flhc.org

Christmas Near the Beach
Show featuring up-and-coming local singers, dancers and bands. 4-9 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 N. Young Circle, Hollywood. ChristmasNearTheBeach.com

Holiday Craft, Plant and Green Fair
About 100 craft vendors, entertainment and more. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road, Davie. 954-797-1076 or davie-fl.gov

 

Dec. 14

Broward

52nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade
All boats, big or small, welcome to participate for free. 6 p.m. Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and goes north to Deerfield Beach. 954-941-2940 or pompanobeachfl.gov

 

Dec. 15

Broward

The Black Keys – Turn Blue World Tour
Tickets $48.50-91.25. 8 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Ticketmaster.com

Digitour: Slay Bells
Tickets $25 in advance, $27 day-of. 5:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

 

Dec. 16

Broward

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting
Holiday tree and Menorah lighting. 6 p.m. ArtPark, 1110 NE 34th Court, Oakland Park. 954-630-4500 or oaklandparkfl.org

 

Dec. 17

Palm Beach

Holiday Festival of Lights
Outdoor skating rink, lighting of a 30-foot tree, hot cocoa and cookies, reindeer shuttle, food trucks, holiday craft vendors, entertainment and games. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-790-5149 or pottcenters.com

 

Dec. 19

Broward

Holiday Light Boat Tour
Docent-led tour of the historic district followed by a private boat for a tour of the holiday lights along the New River and the Intracoastal waterway. 6-8 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431 or info@flhc.org

 

Palm Beach

Temple Beth El presents: Chanukkah Under the Stars
Members from the local South Florida Jewish community come together to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah. 5-9 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, Plaza Real, Boca Raton. tbeboca.org

 

Dec. 20

Miami-Dade

One Night Stand
Tickets $63.35-$131.75. 7 p.m. James L Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Ticketmaster.com

 

Broward

The Heavy Pets with Roosevelt Collier, Greenhouse Lounge, The Funky Nuggets, and DJ Scotty
Tickets $17.30. 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

Holiday Extravaganza
Art in the Park Festival features items and gift ideas for the holiday season. 12-6 p.m. Foster Park , 609 NW Sixth Ave., Hallandale Beach. 754-204-5947 or hallandalebeachfl.gov

 

Dec. 21

Broward

Y100 Jingle Ball
Performances by Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, MAGIC!, Charli XCX, Jake Miller, Jesse J, Rixton, Mary Lambert, Kiesza, Becky G, Shawn Mendes and Nick Jonas. Tickets $69.75-$276.75. 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Ticketmaster.com

Blue October with Zeale Rapz
Tickets $25. 6:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-449-1025 or jointherevolution.net

 

Dec. 24

Miami-Dade

Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest
Music and food trucks including Lou’s Beer Garden, Sazon, El Tumi de Oro, Mixturam, and others. 5-10 p.m. North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-861-3616 or mbculture.com

 

Dec. 29

Broward

Kevin Martin of Candlebox with Miggs
Tickets $24.45. 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. cultureroom.net

 

Holiday Events

Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Through Jan. 4. Holiday theme park and carnival featuring 100 rides, shows, games and attractions. $29.91 ages 10-64, $20.56 for ages 3-9 and 65-plus. Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. 305-559-9689 or santasenchantedforest.com

Dolphin Mall’s Magical Snowfall
Through Jan. 4. Snow flurries on the Ramblas Plaza every night. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Miami. Shopdolphinmall.com

Deering Holiday Wonderland
Dec. 1-31. Tour the elegant and historic houses of the Deering Estate decorated with holiday accents. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. deeringestate.org

Arts Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Dec. 7, 12-14. The Arts Ballet Theatre presents the classic tale of a Christmas Eve party and the magical events that take place late at night when toys come to life. Tickets $40-$100. 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 305-673-7300 or fillmoremb.com. 7 p.m. on Dec. 12-13, 3 p.m. on Dec. 14. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. 954-660-6307 or aventuracenter.org.

Miami City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Dec. 12-14. More than 100 dancers perform in the famed George Balanchine production. Tickets $25-$139. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Ticketmaster.com

Holiday Fantasy of Lights
Dec. 1-31. Three miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees. $14 cars with 16 occupants or less, $40 vehicles with 16 occupants or more. 6-10 p.m. Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek. Holidaylightsdrivethru.com

Garden of Lights
Dec. 5-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. Thousands of lights set to holiday music and visits with Santa. Entry $5. 5-8 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. flamingogardens.org

Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival
Dec. 6-7. Holiday shopping, artisans, handcrafted goods, plants, international foods and appearances by Santa. Entry $5 or six cans of food per person, ages 12 and younger free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th St., Sunrise. Sunrisefl.gov

Arts Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Dec. 17, 20-21. The Arts Ballet Theatre presents the classic tale of a Christmas Eve party and the magical events that take place late at night when toys come to life. Tickets $40-$100. 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, 3 p.m. on Dec. 21. Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or parkerplayhouse.com

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! — Holiday Edition
Dec. 23-28. Superhuman stunts, performers, athletes and amazing animals. Tickets $15-$72. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd.,  West Palm Beach. 561-366-3000 or pbconventioncenter.com

 

Things 2Do - January 2015

Jan. 1

Miami-Dade

Phish
Four-day event. Tickets $250. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. ticketmaster.com

Jan. 2

Miami-Dade

Phish
Four-day event. Tickets $250. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. ticketmaster.com

Broward

First Friday Food Trucks
5-9 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955

Palm Beach

Howie Mandel
Tickets $25-$100. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Ticketmaster.com

Jan. 3

Miami-Dade

Phish
Four-day event. Tickets $250. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. ticketmaster.com

Broward

First Saturdays North Beach Art Walk
Gallery 101, 3354 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-882-1861

Jan. 4

Palm Beach

Vanessa Williams
Tickets $25=$105. 8 p.m. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. ticketmaster.com

Jan. 5

Broward

Food Truck Rally
5:30-9:30 p.m. 1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd and US 1 Hollywood.
954-921-3500

Jan. 8

Palm Beach

The Beach Boys
Tickets $30-$100. 8 p.m. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. ticketmaster.com

Food Truck Invasion Wellington
5-9 p.m. Wellington Amphitheatre, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. wellingtonfl.gov

Jan. 10

Broward

Raury with 6lackBear
Tickets $12. 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Jan. 11

Broward

Official Jam Cruise 13 Post Cruise Show
Featuring Lettuce with Break Science. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Winter Jam 2015
Rock band Skillet will headline. Tickets $10. 6 p.m. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise. thebbtcenter.com

Jan. 12

Broward

Food Truck Rally
5:30-9:30 p.m. 1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd and US 1 Hollywood.
954-921-3500

Jan. 14

Broward

Periphery with Nothing More, Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist
Tickets $20 in advance, $22 day-of. 6 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Jan. 16

Broward

Led Zeppelin 2
Tickets $18.50 in advance, $20 day-of. 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Jan. 17

Broward

Russell Peters
Tickets $40-$60. 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Ticketmaster.com

Hollywood ArtWalk
7 p.m. Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2001 Van Buren St., Hollywood. 954-923-2030

Jan. 18

Palm Beach

Sunshine Music and Blues Festival
Tickets $49.50-$99.50. 11 a.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. ticketmaster.com

Jan. 19

Broward

Food Truck Rally
5:30-9:30 p.m. 1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd and US 1 Hollywood.
954-921-3500

Jan. 22

Broward

Paper Diamond “The Rain Drops North American Tour”
Tickets $23.50 advance, $25 day-of. 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Palm Beach

Food Truck Invasion Wellington
5-9 p.m. Wellington Amphitheatre, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. wellingtonfl.gov

Jan. 24

Broward

Keller Williams
Tickets $20 in advance, $22 day-of. 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net

Jan. 26

Broward

Food Truck Rally
5:30-9:30 p.m. 1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd and US 1 Hollywood.
954-921-3500

Jan. 29

Broward

Skism and Must Die with Megalodon
Tickets $20 in advance, $22 day-of. 8:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. jointherevolution.net